Originally Posted by AnGeLiCbOrIs
I don't know if they are the "best" but I still like Persol. They are still made in Italy and strike me as having high quality construction.
I am waiting on delivery of a pair of 2877Vs which I intend to wear as eyeglasses. So they won't have Persol lenses in them, but Zeiss with Teflon protectant and Transitions photochromatic tint.
Still, they're a classic look (actually an adaptation of an older style) and the build seemed to be top notch.
Frankly, I don't care who's bought out who. If you look far enough, there are very few "original" companies out there. As long as the new company continues to operate with the same principals and quality, I'm all for conglomerates.
Granted, that's not what happens very often.